Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo Now through October 30th. This is just a sneak peek. Steve and I were headed to get gas and I was able to pull over to get a quick peek through the Zoo fence.

Clarissa Boutique and Parker Buttons Moved to Butler Street

I drove to the South Side to buy buttons for a sweater. I discovered that Clarissa Boutique and Parker Button moved to 4603 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. “Your Exclusive Bridal & Wedding Accessory Destination!

Jean and Gretchen welcomed me and remembered the blog post from 2011- Button Button Whose Got the Button?

Ten years ago, Laura got her bridal veil from the boutique for her wedding. It is a lovely store.

Need a landmark to locate them? They are located next door to the French Bakery La Gourmandine.

How about that Capodimonte lamp? A perfect home for the family heirloom of Gretchen’s family with the romantic porcelain couple in the beautiful bridal boutique.

Laura wearing the veil created by Clarissa Boutique November 12, 2011

I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C AND “AY” AS NEIGHBOR OR WEIGH? ( a Reblog from 2010)

Reblogged from 2010 post, now that school is back in session and spelling tests will be forthcoming. This rule is of little help it seems..

Are you a good speller? Did this rule help?

Sitting in traffic I noticed Bloomfield was Bloomfeild

Mr. Bob Cummingham makes a case that the rule is of little use in his article

“Examples of exceptions to the rule: Sticking for the moment to the basic rule, “i before e except after c”… here are some exceptions…..beige, cleidoic, codeine, conscience, deify, deity, deign,
dreidel, eider, eight, either, feign, feint, feisty,
foreign, forfeit, freight, gleization, gneiss, greige,
greisen, heifer, heigh-ho, height, heinous, heir, heist,
leitmotiv, neigh, neighbor, neither, peignoir, prescient,
rein, science, seiche, seidel, seine, seismic, seize, sheik,
society, sovereign, surfeit, veil, vein, weight, weird”

My Mother and Her Family c.1926

She’s on the left in her ruffled dress, her brother Robert next to her, then their mother Charlotte in the cloche hat, her brother John and their father Judd. I’m guessing on the date .

Marian, Robert, Charlotte, John, Judd
Durand, Illinois